An artifact which may contain other artifacts.


An Ornate Chest (and Large Ornate Chest) is a Structure found in the Labyrinth biome of the Ruins. Ornate Chests are usually surrounded by Dangling Depth Dweller webbing.

Opening an Ornate Chest triggers a random effect such as spawning Dangling Depth Dwellers/Terrorbeaks, raising or lowering Health/Hunger/Sanity, or affecting the durability of inventory items. The character will often state, "It's a trap!".

Ornate Chests do not drop anything when destroyed.

Ornate Chest contents
Item(s) Chance Durability Quantity
Fire Staff or Ice Staff or PickSlashAxe or Bat Bat 5% 30-50% 1
Orange Gem or Yellow Gem or Green Gem 7% N/A 1
Thulecite 10% N/A 1-3
Red Gem or Blue Gem or Purple Gem 15% N/A 1-2
Nightmare Fuel 20% N/A 1-3
Thulecite Fragments 20% N/A 2-4
Spear or Football Helmet or Log Suit 20% 33-80% 1

Other possibilities:

  • Empty (26.3%)
  • 1 Green Gem (2.3%)
  • Contents include the maximum of 8 different items (close to 0%)

Large Ornate Chest


Example of contents found in a Large Ornate Chest.

A Large Ornate Chest spawns when the Ancient Guardian is killed. This version contains substantially more loot than the smaller version.

Large Ornate Chest contents
Item(s) Chance Durability Quantity
Thulecite Club or The Lazy Explorer or Star Caller's Staff 25% 33-80% 1
Gears 33% N/A 3-6
Thulecite Suit or Thulecite Crown 33% 33-80% 1
Green Gem or Yellow Gem or Orange Gem 45% N/A 3-6
Fire Staff or Ice Staff or Telelocator Staff or PickSlashAxe 50% 33-80% 1
Thulecite Fragments 50% N/A 7-14
Red Gem or Blue Gem or Purple Gem 66% N/A 3-6
Nightmare Fuel 75% N/A 5-10
Thulecite 75% N/A 7-14

Other possibilities:

  • 14 Thulecite (9.4%)
  • 1 Thulecite Club with > 50% durability (5.3%)
  • Contents include the maximum of 8 different items (0.23%)
  • Empty (0.20%)
Naturally spawning world objects
Plants Berry BushCarrotCave Banana TreeCave LichenEvergreenFlower (Evil FlowerFern) • GrassLight FlowerLureplantMandrakeMushroomsMushtreePlantReedsSaplingSpiky BushTotally Normal Tree
(Birchnut TreeCactusTumbleweed Reign of Giants icon) (Ash TreeBamboo PatchCoffee PlantElephant CactusJungle TreeMangrove TreePalm TreeRegular Jungle TreeSeaweed PlantSweet PotatoViney Bush Shipwrecked icon) (AloeAsparagusBrambleBramble BloomClaw Palm TreeCocooned TreeExotic FlowerHedgeIntricate TopiaryLawn DecorationLotus PlantNettle VineRainforest TreeTall GrassTea TreeTuber Tree Hamlet icon) (Bull KelpJuicy Berry BushLune TreeSporecapStone Fruit BushSucculentTwiggy Tree Don't Starve Together icon)
Mobs and Mob Housing BeehiveHound MoundMermhousePondPig HousePig KingPig TorchRabbit HoleRabbit HutchSlurtle MoundSpider DenSpilagmiteSplumonkey PodTallbird NestWalrus CampWorm Hole
(BurrowHollow Stump Reign of Giants icon) (Ballphin PalaceCrabbit DenDragoon DenDragoon EggFishermerm's HutMerm HutPrime Ape HutSharkitten DenShoalTidal PoolWildbore HouseWobster DenYaarctopus Shipwrecked icon) (Dung PileGnat MoundLily PadMandrake HillMant HillOminous CarvingThundernestTown HouseWatch Tower Hamlet icon) (AntlionBat CaveGigantic BeehiveMagmaShattered Spider Hole Don't Starve Together icon)
Resources Ancient StatueBonesBoulderFlotsamGraveHarp StatueMarble PillarMarble TreeMaxwell StatueMerm HeadPig HeadRelicSinkholeSkeletonStalagmite
(Mini Glacier Reign of Giants icon) (Brainy SproutCharcoal BoulderCoral ReefCrateDebrisLava PoolLimpet RockMagma PileMussel BedObsidian BoulderPoisonous HoleSandy PileTar SlickWatery GraveWildbore HeadWreck Shipwrecked icon) (Artichoke BoulderA Smashing PotBasalt EruptionCrashed BalloonHot Air BalloonRuined SculpturesStalacmite ThroneStone SlabWeathered ObjectsWicker Basket Hamlet icon) (Cave HoleDriftwoodLakeMarble SculpturesMeteor BoulderMoon GlassPetrified TreeSea Bones Don't Starve Together icon)
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(Glommer's Statue Reign of Giants icon) (Electric IsoscelesGunpowder BarrelKrissureLimestone WallObsidian WorkbenchSteamer TrunkSeaworthySlot MachineSuspicious BubblesVolcanoVolcano Altar of SnackrificeWoodlegs' CageX Marks the Spot Shipwrecked icon) (Ancient WallCave CleftCrumbling BrazierFountain of YouthRoyal Gallery ExhibitRuinous EntranceSecret Bandit CampSpooky HoleStriking CarvingStriking StatueSuspicious CrackUnimportant PillarWall BrazierWishing Well Hamlet icon) (Ancient ChestAncient GatewayAncient MuralAncient ObeliskAnenemyCelestial FissureFlorid PosternHot SpringInviting FormationLoot StashMoon StoneRock DenSalt FormationSea StackStagehandSuspicious MarbleSuspicious Moonrock Don't Starve Together icon)
Items Box ThingCrank ThingEye BoneMetal Potato ThingRing ThingWooden Thing
(FishboneGrassy ThingRawlingRing ThingScrew ThingWooden Platform ThingWooden Potato Thing Shipwrecked icon) (Iron ThingLever ThingRegal ScepterRelic ThingRock ThingStone EggStone Thing Hamlet icon) (Celestial Altar PiecesStar-Sky Don't Starve Together icon)
The Gorge Don't Starve Together icon Mealing StoneSalt PondSpotty ShrubSugarwood TreeThe Altar of Gnaw

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  • large chest.

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    • Posibly because of the shape on the side of the Large Chest. Just a thought.
    • Joseph vinegar wrote:Posibly because of the shape on the side of the Large Chest. Just a thought.
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